David's practice specializes in developing and enforcing IP portfolios on behalf of cutting edge technology companies and leading research universities including Caltech, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Stanford, and UCLA.
David advises clients on a range of patent, copyright, trademark, and Internet related issues with an emphasis on:
- automatic speech recognition
- computational imaging
- computer architecture design
- digital communication
- digital signal processing
- distributed computing and "big data" analysis
- image and video processing
- information theory
- machine learning data sets
- machine vision
- natural language processing
- perceptual computing
- software engineering
David has extensive experience in guiding KPPB's clients through diligence processes associated with fundraising, acquisition and successful IPO. Among David’s current “portfolio” of clients are companies in the portfolios of Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, the Facebook Fund, Globespan Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Granite Venture Partners, InnoCal Venture Capital, Intel Capital, InterWest Partners, In-Q-Tel, Oak Investment Partners, Momentum Venture Management, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Red Rock Ventures, Rincon Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank.
David’s practice also involves deep engagement with the copyright system, and he has a specific expertise in the enforcement and registration of software, machine learning data sets and databases, and in negotiating industry standards-based licenses. David also represents the Los Angeles Philharmonic on a pro bono basis with respect to intellectual property matters.
IP Due Diligence
University Tech Transfer
The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Electrical (Computer) Engineering (Honors)
The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Laws (Honors)
California State Bar
New York State Bar
United States Patent and Trademark Office